Todd Muller checks in from Germany

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller says has experienced a ‘huge learning curve' after attending the COP23 conference in Germany last week. In a Facebook video blog, Todd reports back on his involvement at the conference. He is one of more than... Read More

Marine biotoxin warning extended

The Ministry for Primary Industries today extended the public health warning against collecting shellfish in the Bay of Plenty region. The warning now covers the coastline from the northern end of Waihi Beach south-eastward to Opape. Routine tests on... Read More

Toddler airlifted to Waikato Hospital

Two Westpac rescue helicopters were called to two separate incidents in the Coromandel on Saturday. The first was called to Whiritoa at 11.56am, where a man in his 40s had fallen from the second floor of a house. The patient suffered multiple injuries... Read More

Teens take major kiwifruit award

Two Western Bay of Plenty teenagers have each scooped a $15,000 Zespri academic scholarship despite vastly differing levels of orchard experience. Katikati College head boy Fergus Chinnery has grown up with kiwifruit while Alex Tomkins ventured onto her... Read More

Bloomers final blog

A kiwi chick with rare white feathers has hatched at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter in Rotorua – the first with white feathers around its leg in almost a decade. Bloomers, aptly named for its white feathers that resemble a pair of knickers... Read More

Full time ranger wanted for Mauao

The Western Bay Wildlife Trust is calling for a permanent ranger to be stationed near the Mount to protect wildlife in the area. A ranger needs to be available 24 hours at short notice and be trained in conservation, ecology and pest management, says... Read More

Putting the lid on 10,000m3

Tauranga city's newest reservoir at the Joyce Road treatment plant has been constructed with an aluminium geodesic dome roof – design easier to install and self-supporting, and doesn't need the internal columns or roof-supporting beams... Read More

The rebirth of Tauranga Airport

NZ8260 was on approach to Tauranga when a wee mite called Kristie burst into the terminal and made a beeline for the automatic doors to the observation area. She pulled up short, and disappointed. “Closed indefinitely,” says the sign on the... Read More

Kaimai crash victim dies

A man critically injured in a crash on SH29 earlier today has died in Tauranga hospital, say Tauranga police. The crash happened on the Tauranga side of McLaren Falls Road when two cars collided in the up-hill lanes at about 4.30am. Police say one of... Read More

Under harbour reamer obstructed

Under harbour obstructions have delayed the last phase of the $99m Southern Pipeline project, and contractor Brian Perry Civil is now expected to continue into the New Year. “The contractor is working hard to complete the last drilling phase before... Read More



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On the ’Bird Walk’, Katikati looking over the Uretara stream to the Kaimai ranges. Photo: Glenice McDonald.

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